I'll be honest- I was a little hesitant to post this photo at first because I am clearly not a standard size 0-2 and sometimes it's easy to get stuck in the unrealistic standards of beauty but guess what! I DON'T CARE. Growing up I was brainwashed into believing that in order to be beautiful or a successful model I had to fit the outrageous sizing standards plastered all over magazines. Over the years I've been told by agencies and photographers that I'm not slender enough, young enough, that my size causes me too be stuck in the middle, that I look chubby in this photo and that photo...the list goes on. I spent years unhappy, trying to be a size that I'm simply not. The first agent I've ever had dropped me this summer but models like @myladalbesio and @allieeayers give me hope! And I'm so thankful I have these lovely ladies to look up to, models that are paving the way in the industry for women of all shapes and sizes, making me feel like I have a chance! Over the last year or two I've learned to accept my body exactly the way it is! And I've never been happier with it!